Transition Framingham Pulse: July

July 23, 2013 alex Pulse

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Show off your summer recipes and meet your neighbors at one of Framingham’s cool, shady parks (handy playground for the kids, too) —

Think Global - Eat Local
Second Annual Locavore Potluck Picnic
Sunday, July 28th, 2-5pm at Butterworth Park, Arthur St. Framingham
Rain Date: August 4th
Bring a dish to share, made with at least one locally grown ingredient. We will provide tables for the food, plus plates, flatware, cups, water and lemonade. You bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the company.
For more information email or call 508-628-9294. If you can help with set-up or clean-up, bring lemonade, or donate recyclable plates, cups, or flatware please contact Mary Memmott at

Foam Recycling Day
Saturday, July 27th, 10am – 3pm
Grace Church parking lot; 76 Salem End Rd, Framingham
Come and recycle your Styrofoam, or stay for a bit and help — we are also looking for volunteers to help out, even if just for an hour. It’s easy work just checking to make sure what people drop off is really styrofoam and packing into the truck — the experts from ReFoamit ( will clue you in as to what is styrofoam and what is something else — basically if it looks like styrofoam and has the recycilng # 6 that’s good.

If you can volunteer please email Jean Burr at <>

Seeking “Farm-to-Food Pantry” Volunteers for June-October 2013
Grace Church, Framingham, has partnered with Stearns Farm, Framingham, and the Framingham “Hope” Food Pantry to provide a share of fresh fruits and vegetables to the pantry throughout the harvest season. This helps pantry clients supplement canned goods with fresh, local produce.

If you would like to help with the pick-up and delivery of our share of fresh produce this season, and have time available on a few Friday afternoons (anytime between 2-7 p.m., can be as late as 6 pm for those returning from work) in the summer or fall and Saturday mornings (8:30-9:00 a.m.), please contact Mary Memmott ( for more information,or call the Grace Church office (508-872-3342)

Individuals, small groups, or families are welcome to volunteer. Children are welcome at the farm with supervision, and there is a lovely children’s garden they can visit with their parents. All volunteers get to enjoy the beauty of the Stearns Farm CSA, sample the produce, and learn about this successful organic farm in the CSA model, while helping those in need. This is a very unusual and rewarding volunteer opportunity.

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